by Joanne Harris
3rd book finished for the R.I.P. Autumn Challenge
My Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)
It was fun to finally read one of her earlier books, before the French gluttony of Chocolat, Blackberry Wine, and Five Quarters of the Orange, especially since it was an English gothic story inspired by such classics as Collins' The Woman in White. The atmosphere made it a great autumn read, and although she lost me a bit near the end, it was a moody, ghost story that kept me reading. I'm glad it was resurrected from out-of-print purgatory, and her comments about the reprinting in the foreward suit the story perfectly: "My book was not dead, after all; only sleeping." I haven't read any of her more recent books, since the "food trilogy" mentioned above, but I've already got a couple here so it's only a matter of time.